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Just for Mobreau here is an absolutely fascinating photo. It was taken in 1960 and shows Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington holding their Fats Waller awards for 1959 and 1960 respectively and - wait for it - the French pianist Rene Urtreger holding his 1960 Django Reinhardt prize.

Other winners of the Django Reinhardt prize include Richard Galliano and Michel Petrucciani. Who says this forum is not cutting edge?
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:oops: I do feel a bit of a cretin. To be honest Mr Dupont, I would be one of the first people sending a cheque for a copy of your book, should it be published. That is if I am still eligible! :wink:
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Mobreau wrote:...... I would be one of the first people sending a cheque for a copy of your book, should it be published. That is if I am still eligible! :wink:
Of course. And here, especially for you, is a rarely seen photo of Django doing his Charlie Chaplin impression:-
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For those of you desperate to know, here are all the winners of the Django Reinhardt prize:-

Pierrick PEDRON 2006
François et Louis MOUTIN 2005
Pierre DE BETHMANN 2004
Jacky TERRASSON 2003
Bojan ZULFIKARPASIC 2002
Baptiste TROTIGNON 2001
Jean-Michel PILC 2000
Sophia DOMANCICH 1999
Manuel ROCHEMAN 1998
Daniel HUCK 1997
Simon GOUBERT 1996
Emmanuel BEX 1995
Lionel et Stéphane BELMONDO 1994
Laurent de WILDE 1993
Sylvain BEUF 1993 (décerné en 1992)
Richard GALLIANO 1992
Jean-Loup LONGNON 1991
Hervé SELLIN 1990
Laurent CUGNY 1989
Louis SCLAVIS 1988
Marc DUCRET 1987
Zool FLEISCHER 1986
Marc BERTAUX 1985
Eric LE LANN 1983
Michel PETRUCCIANI 1982
François COUTURIER 1981
François JEANNEAU 1980
Alain JEAN-MARIE 1979
Michel GRAILLIER 1978
Henri TEXIER 1977
Christian ESCOUDE 1976
Joseph DEJEAN 1975
Jean-François JENNY-CLARK 1974
Alby CULLAZ 1973
Ivan JULLIEN 1971
François GUIN 1970
Michel ROQUES 1969
Michel PORTAL 1968
Jean-Luc PONTY 1967
Gilbert ROVERE 1966
Jean-Louis CHAUTEMPS 1965
Eddy LOUISS 1964
Pierre MICHELOT 1963
Maurice VANDER 1962
René URTREGER 1961
Georges ARVANITAS 1960
Roger GUERIN 1959
Barney WILEN 1958
Christian CHEVALLIER 1957
Martial SOLAL 1956
Guy LAFITTE 1955
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So the photo was taken in 1961

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Thats a lot of names that aren't immediatly associated with gypsy jazz.. ( i.e. I haven't heard of most of em! :oops: ) What then are the criteria for winning this prize and whats it all about?
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François RAVEZ wrote:So the photo was taken in 1961

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The photo caption says 10th December, 1960 but it also says Urtreger's award was for 1960. As it was December, perhaps they couldn't decide what year it applied to. :? Jazz musicians and photographers are not noted for their mathematical expertise.:roll:
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neill wrote: What then are the criteria for winning this prize and whats it all about?
It is for the oustanding jazz musician of the year presumably in France.
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For those of you spellbound by this thread, René Urtréger made a recording in the 60s with Henri Crolla and Stéphane Grappelli called "Notre Ami Django". Other participants included André Ekyan, Hubert Rostaing and Maurice Vander.
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